Kara Swisher

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The Flip (Camera) Is Flipped!

Mike Hirshland of Boston-based Polaris Venture Partners recently turned his Flip video camera on me in a desperate attempt to become a video artist like, well, me.

He fails miserably, of course, to reach my levels of jittery and nausea-inducing shooting, by sticking the camera in my face and asking me what I think of the, surprise, online video business.

Tables turned, I embrace the opportunity and blather on.

He posted it on his VCMike’s Blog here, but you can see the video below:

And here is me interviewing Hirshland in July about blogs, social networking–and, of course, the hot-and-hyped Facebook–and some video-content plays:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus